Spring Weeds & Pre-emergent

pre-emergentRegardless of what the groundhog says, spring is right around the corner.  And so are the weeds.  It’s time to start thinking about pre-emergent for your yard. You have a 6-week window to apply pre-emergents, from the first of February to the middle of March.  There are 3 factors that will determine when a seed will germinate, soil temperature, moisture, and sunlight. The pre-emergent must be applied and active BEFORE that magic moment of germination occurs.

The all-natural pre-emergent is Corn Gluten Meal. It is available in both granulated and powder form and it is applied at a rate of 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Synthetic pre-emergents are Dimension for the grassy weeds and Gallery for the broadleaf weeds. The key to success with these products is to apply the correct amount to your lawn.  Follow the label directions and know the square footage of your lawn.

Come see us for all your garden and lawn care needs. You’ll find the top brands at our store including Medina Growin Green, Happy Frog, Gardenville, Ladybug, and Miracle Gro. 

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